'Million Dollar Decorators' shop Kmart, Marshalls
How would the stars of Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" fare if they were plucked from high-priced antique shops and set loose inside budget-minded stores instead? Find out as we tag along with Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn M. Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks and Mary McDonald.
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Kathryn Ireland is known for her California casual approach to classic French and English country house decor, and fans of "Million Dollar Decorators" find her excitable demeanor and eccentric proclamations endearing. Strolling the aisles at Marshalls, Ireland suggests looking at whatever catches your eye, even if it turns out to be hideous. "I always say you've got to have some bad taste in house," she says. "I am serious. Because if everything is perfect, the thing that is not takes on its own life. You might buy something on a trip or get something from your grandmother that is not good taste and you should flaunt it."
Here, with a basket already filled with Le Creuset cookware in a vivid orange-red and a collection of yellow glass bottles, Ireland scans the pillow shelves.